Father of the New Media: In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)


Over the years, I have followed Brietbart, almost from day one, so glad their was finally a conservative voice in the wilderness of liberal news. I started blogging because I finally found truth on the web, Breitbart.com to report. I will really miss Andrew’s firey, funny speeches and his wit. He always was always well armed against the adversary and they really could never out manuver him. I will really miss this giant of the new media.

The Father of the New Media, I heard Andrew once on the Larry O’Connor Show where he said he loved this picture. I think it only appropriate to post it along with tributes from others.

IAmBreitbart IAmBreitbart https://twitter.com/#!/AndrewBreitbart

pic

In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

March 1, 2012 at 6:06 am -
Dateline:

With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.

Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us.

***

Media inquiries: jpollak jpollak@breitbart.com

http://www.breitbart.com/

Steven Crowder: Remembering Andrew Breitbart

Rush Limbaugh remembers Andrew Breitbart

by  The Right Scoop

Rush Limbaugh opened up his radio show today remembering the “indefatigable” Andrew Breitbart. He spent time explaining how Breitbart really wanted to affect change and used every bit of his life to do so.

But he also focused on the AP’s report today, noting that even in his death the AP still lies about him. He went through the article exposing the falsehoods, and at the end he noted that if anything, this article by the AP proves that we need a thousand more Andrew Breitbarts.

Here’s the full radio segment:

StevenRosenblumSteven Rosenblum
Rep. @ThadMcCotter on the House Floor: Mourning the Loss of @AndrewBreitbart: via @youtube

One Falls Along the Way…

NoisyRoom
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Conservative Blogger and Publicist – Andrew Breitbart

Sometimes, God takes his warriors home early and so was the case today with Andrew Breitbart.

The Conservative Blogosphere is in shock and mourning today as the news of Andrew’s passing circulates – he was 43. I am numb and am very sad – today I lost a friend and mentor. His family lost a caring husband, a wonderful father and their center of gravity. Conservatives lost a happy warrior, a leader and a true scrapper. The loss is immeasurable. He was described as “the Upton Sinclair of the mainstream media.”

From Fox News:

Breitbart was walking near his house in the Brentwood neighborhood shortly after midnight Thursday when he collapsed, his father-in-law Orson Bean said.

Someone saw him fall and called paramedics, who tried to revive him. They rushed him to the emergency room at UCLA Medical Center, Bean said. Breitbart had suffered heart problems a year earlier, but Bean said he could not pinpoint what happened.

From Big Hollywood:

Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us.

I will grieve today and for a long time for his passing and our loss. But one thing I am certain of, Andrew would want us to fight on and double down. If you ever had a doubt about what we do or if you ever felt weary, Andrew is screaming from Heaven, get over it! Move on and fight!! For myself, that is what I will do. The researchers and bloggers I know will do the same, because the fight is far bigger than any one of us. Should another fall, more will rise and carry on because we have to. Our country and our loved ones depend on it.

Rick Santorum:

“What a powerful force,” Santorum said. “What a huge loss, in my opinion, for our country and certainly for the conservative movement.”

The lion of the New Media has gone home. We remain. Honor him by fighting harder and getting better focused.

I’m sure Media Matters, George Soros and Progressives are dancing in the streets this morning. I wouldn’t celebrate too hard guys. We are coming for you. You will not stay in power and you will not succeed in your evil, destructive plans. You are at the top of our dance card and we can’t wait to take you for a spin. This only makes us more determined. You’ll long for the days when Andrew walked among you, because now he is working through each of us. Let’s dance.

To Andrew’s family – Susannah and his four children, our heartfelt condolences. May you find peace and strength in the coming days and know that you are not alone. There is so much love for you and Andrew – there are millions out here for you to lean on.

Andrew was the epitome of a warrior. He dared to go where others would not, so that America could regain her freedom. He was the leader of the Tea Party Movement and he was a giant in the New Media. He pioneered a future way to get news information that was honest and timely. He brought truth and light into the darkest of corners and tread unafraid amid evil and its supporters. He has not gone, just shifted his presence. His ventures in Big Hollywood, Big Peace, Big Journalism and Big Government will continue as will the Tea Party. Andrew, you will be missed, but we will keep fighting.

I will miss my friend – he always had a kind word for me and encouraged me. Rest in peace Andrew. http://noisyroom.net/blog/2012/03/01/one-falls-along-the-way/

Others on Andrew:

The Radio Patriot
Bookworm Room

A Warrior Has Fallen.

Andrew Breitbart was a brave warrior, great guy and committed family man. I met Andrew a few times, most recently at CPAC, and he was a man totally dedicated to the cause. He was absolutely looking forward to all the things he had planned for this year and I hope that his “Big” entities continue to grow and build on his legacy.

“Conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, who was behind investigations that led to the resignations of former Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York and former U.S. Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, has died in Los Angeles. He was 43.

Breitbart’s website, bigjournalism.com, announced Thursday he died of natural causes in Los Angeles. His death was confirmed by breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel Pollak, who said he was at the hospital, and by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Breitbart was walking near his house in the Brentwood neighborhood shortly after midnight Thursday when he collapsed, said his father-in-law, Orson Bean.

Someone saw him fall and called paramedics, who tried to revive him. They rushed him to the emergency room at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Bean said.

Breitbart had suffered heart problems a year earlier, but Bean said he could not pinpoint what happened.

On behalf of the team at New Zeal, my thoughts go out to his wife and young family and I hope that our readers support any memorial fund that may be set up for them.

Andrew, we will pick up and continue where you left off, the battle is far from over in this vital year. http://www.trevorloudon.com/2012/03/a-warrior-has-fallen/

DEAR READER: In the first decade of the DRUDGEREPORT Andrew Breitbart was a constant source of energy, passion and commitment. We shared a love of headlines, a love of the news, an excitement about what's happening. I don't think there was a single day during that time when we did not flash each other or laugh with each other, or challenge each other. I still see him in my mind's eye in Venice Beach, the sunny day I met him. He was in his mid 20's. It was all there. He had a wonderful, loving family and we all feel great sadness for them today... MDRUDGE


BREITBART DIES AT 43

Tributes: There are thousands, here are but a few:

This morning the unexpected news came that conservative internet publisher Andrew Breitbart has passed away. His business manager Larry Solov has posted the following announcement on websites affiliated with Breitbart. [See below for statements from NB publisher Brent Bozell, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and Michelle Malkin.]http://newsbusters.org

What a shock to the conservative movement and to internet veterans everywhere. I knew Andrew for a number of years and there was no question as to his sincerity of purpose. He succeeded in ways greater than he likely ever dreamed in his desire to help the right learn to toughen up and understand how the left views politics as the moral equivalent of war.

We wish the best for Breitbart and his family. His fiery soul and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Update 10:12. MRC president and NewsBusters publisher has released the following on Breitbart's passing:

Today we have a lost a truly brilliant mind and a tireless warrior for the conservative movement. Andrew was one of the few good guys who knew Hollywood inside and out. He coupled that knowledge with the creativity and passion that has become his trademark, offering it for the cause that he so believed in. The entire Breitbart family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

Update 10:17. Brian Maloney at the Radio Equalizer is collecting statements in Breitbart's honor from America's top conservative radio talk show hosts. So far he's got tributes from Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin. Here's part of what Limbaugh said:

"His passing is such a huge loss, to everyone who knew him. There was, literally, no one like him. As such, he is a legend now. He was culturally refined and a bulldog at the same time. And he was credible, always credible. It's just a shame."

Levin on Breitbart: "I am stunned and deeply saddened. Andrew was a wonderful person and patriot. He loved his family and his country."

Update 10:32. Great tribute to Breitbart by Michelle Malkin: "I’m stunned. He was kinetic, brash, relentless, full of fight, the bane of the Left, and a mentor to the next generation of right-wing activists and citizen journalists. [...] He will be greatly missed, but his legacy online and in the conservative movement is built to last."

Matthew Sheffield is the creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm. Click hereto follow Matthew Sheffield on Twitter.Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2012/03/01/memorium-andrew-breitbart#ixzz1nsdCAFOc

marymauldinMary Mauldin

BREITBART'S FULL SPEECH AT CPAC: Daring, Dedicated, Determined To EXPOSE OBAMA: http://www.therightscoop.com/full-speech-andrew-breitbart-at-cpac-2012/

cyberpastorPastor Ed Boston
Conservative Internet Icon Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43 http://nblo.gs/uCRIL
scrowderSteven Crowder
Honestly, I just have no words, only tears. Love you brother. @AndrewBreitbart
JedediahBilaJedediah Bila
RT @derekahunter: One thing we can take comfort in - God's gonna have a great website now.
Rest in Peace Conservative Warrior Andrew Breitbart -- http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/conservative-warrior-andrew-breitbart-1969-2012-2/
HumanEventsHuman Events                                                                                                                                            Breitbart Endures: http://bit.ly/wkWFKr Never stop asking questions.
BlackAndRightBob Parks
AccuracyInMediaAccuracy In Media

 Today @AccuracyInMedia remembers a Hero and Patriot. @AndrewBreitbart's war will not end with his passing. Onward, citizen journalists.
ROCKWITHBECKROCKWITHBECK
@BillHemmer ANDREW BREITBART -- IS AN --- AMERICAN ICON! -- HE WAS OUR SUPERMAN WHO FOUGHT FOR --- FREEDOM AND JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY.
KateBHicksKate Hicks
At CPAC, Breitbart walks into blog lounge wearing Occupy mask, I ask to see his creds, he lifts the mask and winks. Awesome guy. @LinDuBard
FreeWeThePeopleFreeWeThePeople.com
Sadly, no one in the repub party has the balls of Andrew Breitbart... This is a major loss to everyone who loves liberty & the USA.
iowahawkblogDavid Burge
#Breitbart reveled in lifting rocks to expose hate-filled lunacy. I suspect he lifted his biggest rock today.
Even Medite respsected him enough to lead Andrew:

kshaidleKathy Shaidle
Mediaite is a horribly written site, but they have wall to wall Andrew Breitbart video, text http://www.mediaite.com/ #tcot
Although Andrew Breitbart died, the fight for truth, freedom lives and we are all it's torchbearers. Thanks, Andrew, for lighting the fire!
StevenErteltSteven Ertelty
NewYorkPostNew York Post
Conservative Commentator Andrew Breitbart Dead At Age 43: http://nyp.st/xYoaCr
yidwithlidJeff Dunetz
I Will Miss You Friend-Andrew #Breitbart Dead at 43: Andrew passed away unexpectedly from… http://goo.gl/fb/smTP5
MRCTVorgMRCTV.org
Video: Jonah Goldberg Remembers Andrew Breitbart: ‘One of the Most Fearless People I Ever Knew’ http://bit.ly/xbaoSJ
CO2HOGCO2HOG™
via @WeeklyStandard Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012 http://tinyurl.com/6sgcoa2 #tcot
KurtSchlichterKurt Schlichter
There'll never be another conservative warrior exactly like Andrew, but there will be many more conservative warriors b/c of him. #Breitbart
StevenErteltSteven Ertelt
Abby Johnson "shocked and sad" by Andrew Breitbart's passing. "May we all stand for truth as he did." http://bit.ly/zPDIly
EyeOnPoliticsEye on Politics
RT @scrowder: Today, hug your wives, kiss your children,pray for Andrew Breitbart's family, and then take it to the left... hard. Honor him.
marklevinshowMark R. Levin
Here is more information about Andrew's death http://fb.me/10Fk6M8jP
KenPettigrewKen Pettigrew
Andrew Breitbart dead:Outspoken conservative... Now it is up to US to make our VOICE a WEAPON! R.I.P. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/andrew-breitbart-died-los-angeles-144221781.html via @YahooNews

Accuracy In Media  —   March 1, 2012 - Breitbart Memorial: “Man Against The Mob”

It was with a deep sense of sadness that I learned this morning, along with the rest of America, that Andrew Breitbart had passed away last night in Los Angeles. Yes, he was a fearless fighter and a serious media watchdog. That is why we at Accuracy in Media held him in such high regard.

One of our close associates wrote me this morning calling him a “young Reed Irvine,” Reed being the founder and long-time chairman of AIM. He wrote that “[Breitbart] was a real, dramatic force—a young Reed Irvine who was not afraid to look ‘eccentric.’ Indeed, like Reed, he thrived on it.  The pre-Weiner press conference was one of his best examples of ‘political theatre.’”

In 2010, we honored Andrew, and he honored us, by accepting the Reed Irvine Award for Investigative Journalism, for his work on exposing the widespread corruption at ACORN. When he accepted the award, he started by saying it was the first award he had won since being named Most Improved Player on his high school JV baseball team.

He was one of those people who every time he was in front of a microphone, or on TV, you had to watch. Certainly he had his haters and detractors, but for today at least, many on the left have chosen to offer respectful comments, as compiled by The Daily Caller.

But if you want to get to know him, I urge you to listen to or read the transcript to this 35-minute interview I did with him last May, and watch his 20-minute acceptance speech when he accepted the award from AIM. He was in the audience just three weeks ago today, as sort of a proud papa, when we presented the Reed Irvine Award for Grassroots Journalism to Dana Loesch, the Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart’s BigJournalism. We hope his legacy lives on in all of his wonderful, provocative websites. We’ll miss you, Andrew.

Our video team of Ben Johnson and Louis Tartaglia put together this tribute to Breitbart.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.